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Definition of Gadzooks
1. used as a mild oath [interj]
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Literary usage of Gadzooks
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. British Theatre: Comprising Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, and Farces, from by Owen Williams (1828)
"gadzooks ! and that's the re:ison I could find it na' where alse. ... gadzooks, you m heart jump to my ..."
2. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1887)
"gadzooks," he exclaimed, using the strange idiom of the century, ... "An thon dost," replied the Sovereign, "gadzooks, thy salary shall be in arrears no ..."
3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1875)
"Sir Remuant, though somewhat of a bear by nature, prided himself on his courtly manners, when occasion called for them. " gadzooks, sir," he used to say, ..."